That’s what the geeky population of the world is waiting for a long time: Powercast‘s dime-size receiver embedded in any low voltage device can turn radio waves into DC voltage coming from a transmitter in a wall.
The soul of the product is John Shearer’s invention. “He figured much of the energy bouncing off walls could be captured. All you had to do was build a receiver that could act like a radio tuned to many frequencies at once. “I realized we wanted to grab that static and harness it,” Shearer says. “It’s all energy.””
First line of wireless chargers: cell phones, lighting, peripherals like mouse and keyboard, handhelds by the end of 2008.
Within five years: laptops!!!! This could be the solution for the most frustrating laptop nightmare: the Battery problem.
Source: Business 2.0: Death of the cell phone charger
Now imagine a fully wireless laboratory realistically for the first time, when all the data and power are flowing through the air: Wi-Fi access points and charger hotspots cover all the useful lab area, so you can send your data right out of the microscope besides the cell culture hood while every power-heavy lab tool is constantly recharging.